Monday, April 10, 2017

Hillary Clinton Would Have Bombed Syria

And furthermore, Obama did so for eight years. His administration engaged in warfare in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, etc. without approval from congress. An average of 72 bombs per day were dropped on the Middle East and African nations during Obama's two terms. He sent out ten times more drone strikes than George W. Bush. Hundreds, maybe thousands of civilians were killed as bombs dropped on homes, schools, and hospitals.

The point is that if you were quiet about this but are now outraged that Lord Dampnut dropped some bombs on a military base in Syria, you're a hypocrite. I know full well that Dampnut is flushing our entire nation down the toilet with incompetence and/or backdoor deals designed to fill his coffers as much as possible before he leaves/is impeached and that a millions things would be better right now if Hillary Clinton had become president instead of him, but a large part of the reason I refused to support her is that she is such a warhawk. She would have already dropped a lot more bombs on Syria and was looking to start a war with Iran, and many liberals would have been silent on that.

Hillary Clinton Called for Strikes on Syrian Airfields Shortly Before Trump's Announcement

In an interview with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof at the Women in the World conference in Manhattan, Clinton responded to a deadly chemical attack in Syria earlier this week that intelligence agencies have blamed on the country’s President Bashar Assad. 
“Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths,” Clinton said. “And I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them.”

I'm not here to argue whether bombing those air fields with the goal of preventing a horrible man from gassing his own citizens was the right thing to do. I'm here to point out to hypocrites that they're hypocrites. And I'm seeing a lot of liberal hypocrites right now.

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